Archive for the ‘Special Editions’ Category

Episode 228: Postmodern Apologetics – Part 1

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013



Weight loss ,the sin of gluttony,  the call process, vestments, Boy Scouts and the gays, apologetics and postmodernism with special 3rd microphone guest Dr. Jeff Mallinson.


Music Creds:

Space Robot Spiritual – Second Hand Pants

I Fought the Law – The Clash

Seven Days of the Week – They Might Be Giants

My Way – Frank Sinatra

Episode 226: Flaming Fundagelical Edition

Monday, May 13th, 2013


As the flames of the Paschal candle are extinguished for the Ascension of our Lord, the Manly Doctors fire up the winner of the GW Fundagelical drink contest:  The Flaming Fundagelical.  We’re ablaze with this one!

Music Creds:

Birdhouse in My Soul – They Might be Giants

The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns – Concordia Seminary Chorus

Rebel Yell – Children of Bodom

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed

Episode 223: Tattooed TBN Love Boys

Monday, April 8th, 2013


A tour of the TBN headquarters in Costa Mesa; listener David’s endless letter and self-administered Baptism and Absolution; why single seminarians can’t get dates; the externality of the Word; a Norman Nagel sermon  on John 17 and Jesus’ “High Priestly Prayer;” apostolic succession and the Word that establishes the Holy Ministry; and a little Waltherian ecclesiology.

Music Creds:

Tattooed Love Boys – The Pretenders

One Toke Over the Line – Lawrence Welk

I Wish We’d All Been Ready – Larry Norman

Hello Walls – Faron Young

Wild Sex (In the Working Class) – Oingo Boingo

Jesus is a Friend of Mine – Sonseed

Adios, Au Revoire, Auf Wiedersehen – Lawrence Welk

Episode 212: Christmas Deconstructed

Monday, December 31st, 2012

The GW take on some popular Christmas customs and traditions with Rev. Paul Terhune:  The Nutcracker as Christian allegory, holly & ivy, Christmas trees, ghost stories at Christmas, and other holiday arcana.  Also a discussion of the historic background of the Lukan nativity narrative.   In-studio guest is Rev. Rudy Pastucha.

Episode 202: Special Solid-Gold Mashup

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Relive some of the insanity that is the God Whisperers thanks to our good friend  Brian Yamabe who has put together this disturbing yet compelling ™ compilation from the past one hundred episodes.  Part 1 is GW Mayhem, the disturbing stuff.  Part 2 is GW Theology, the compelling stuff.  Check it out.

Episode 183: Easter Edition

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Easter hymns, Anglican descants, blended services and FB obscenities along with a lively discussion of the Resurrection narratives from Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.  In that order.  Christ is risen!  Alleluia!

Episode 173: A Sweetly Scented Sacrifice

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The Manly Doctors splash on some Hai Karate, fend off the ladies, and offer up this sweetly scented sacrifice of divine whisperings on baptismal exorcisms, Cwirla’s reflections on the Doxology pastoral enrichment program, Donofrio’s “Do Whatever You Want” sermon on 1 Corinthians 7, and pastoral compassion fatigue.  Also, some musical offerings by composer-in-residence Jason M. Kaspar and a beautiful baptismal hymn in German complete with the howling of the old Adam as he goes kicking and screaming to his baptismal death.  As always, compelling and disturbing.


Astrud Gilberto – Meditation
Ramones – California Sun
Sonseed – Jesus is a Friend of Mine

Episode 172: South Pole Edition

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The Manly Doctors go south of the border to McMurdo Station, 800 miles from the South Pole, to converse with Rick “The Anti-Santa” Stadler on such diverse topics as how to you calculate “evening and morning” when the sun never sets, what to do when you’re at the South Pole without a pastor, and the plight of the penguins.  Also a great sermon by Norman  Nagel on the Baptism of Our Lord and an email discussion on how we are simul sinner and sinless at the same time.

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

For a live view of the conditions at McMurdo, check out their web cam.

Episode 169: Christmas Office Party Edition

Monday, December 26th, 2011

The Manly Doctors of Divinity host their annual office Christmas party with a special visit from their Director of Southern Hemispherical Operations Henning.  Also guest appearances by Martin Luther, Jethro Tull, Bill Shatner, Moya Brennan, Alison Krauss, Vince Guaraldi, and more.  Join us for an hour of Falalalala with the God Whisperers.


“Every Valley Shall Be Exalted” – Lizz Lee, Chris Willis & Mike E.  (Handel’s Messiah, A Soulful Celebration)

“Riu Riu Chiu”- Anuna and The Monkeys

“What Child Is This” – Vince Guaraldi

“We Five Kings” – Jethro Tull

“See Amid the Winter Snow” – Concordia Seminary Chorus

“The Wexford Carol” – Alison Krauss and Yo-Yo Ma

“Oiche  Chiun” – Moya Brennan

“Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day” – Robert Shaw Chorale

Episode 160: The Life of Craig Donofrio

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Manly Doctor Donofrio talks about his favorite topic in the world, himself, and the career benefits of dropping out of school.  Also another musical offering from listener Jason M. Kaspar called “Dreifache der Gottesfuesterer” (whatever that means), readings in the life of Mrs. Miller, the patron saint of the GW, a rare track from GW organist Chris Loemker entitled “Organtallica” and a brief but scintillating discussion on sacrificial thankofferings from 2 Corinthians.

Music credits:

“Loving You is Like Frying Bacon Nekkid” – Roger Alan Wade

“Strangers in the Night” – Mrs. Miller

“Theme from Gilligan’s Island”

“Jesus is a Friend of Mine” – Sonseed